COMPUTER HAS BEEN FIXED. IF YOU STILL WANT TO READ THE STORY, GO AHEAD, I'VE TRIED DOCUMENTING IT AS WELL AS POSSIBLE AT THE BOTTOM
Backstory: I downloaded some of the games from the latest GM48 gamejam, and i'm 99% sure (99% sure has now been lowered to 96% sure) one of them is what got me infected. I could make a list of what games i downloaded later if that becomes important.
Effect: the first visible sign of an infection was a very subtle, flickering, white, pixelated heart in the top left of the screen. Believing that one of the games had glitched out when closing it and was trying to draw even after closing it, i restarted my computer. The heart was visible even on startup, so i started getting scared. after another restart and logging inn, the heart was still there. I opened task manager to see if any weird programs was running in the background, but couldn't find any (i did not think of checking processes at the time). Beeing quite stressed, i opened chrome to search for help. The message "chrome was not closed correctly, do you want to recover where you left off" -or whatever it says in english- appeared, but the text on the button for "recover" was missing. I started realizing more flaws, and went to open files manager in panic, i think my intention was to backup my 2 years of work, because of the recent "decryotor" thing that happened or whatever it was called. But when i opened files explorer, not even half of the text or images loaded, and certain outlines and icons were distorted/displaced. Beeing really stressed, thinking my computer was in the process of having all the files encrypted, or the windows files getting bleeped with, i opened task manager to monitor my processor usage, and the other graphs. However, task manager was suddenly way more distorted than files manager, it was almost unrecognizable. At that instant, i cut my powrsupply (pressed the button, didn't litterally cut anything) to turn my computer off, and now im scared to turn it back on.
EDIT3: i forgot to mention that early on, i tried to install avast (anti-virus) however, the install exe didn't load properly, and i was only met with a grey box. After that is when i opened chrome again, this time to download malwarebytes (which i think i already had on my computer, but couldn't find because i was stressing).
Goal: My computer is very expensive, i'm fine with deleeting everything on it EXCEPT my gamemaker project, if that could save my computer. The project is saved on my external HDD, while windows is saved on my SSD. I have windows creation tool (if that's what its called) on a usb stick which i can use to reinstall windows. The games i downloaded are also stored on my HDD. If anyone can help me, i will be forever grateful
Specs (i didnt build my computer myself, and don't know too much about them eighter. I also dont know all of my specs):
dont know what motherboard
550 watt powersupply
no CD drive
16 gb ram (not sure what type, DDR or something) (2x 8gb)
Operation system: Windows 10 64-bit (i think it is HOME version) last updated a couple days ago.
Signatue: Tony Strømsnæs
EDIT1: if i am not clear enough, or more information is needed, please spesify what more i should write, even if you dont have a solution. Any help is appriciated.
also, <excuses for bad english> i am not a native english speaker, i wrote this while beeing quite stressed, i haven't finnished school :-)
EDIT2: added operating system
UPDATE1: i unplugged my external HHD and booted up my computer. The heart was gone and computer fully functional. Will search for backups, have installed AVAST antivirus. So it appears that whatever corrupted my computer isn on my HDD. I'd rather not buy a new one, so i will try to get it fixed.i extracted a few of the games i downloaded to my HDD, yet im now only 96% sure they are what caused the infection
soo.. i fixed it. This post seems kinda akward now, bacause all i did was unplug HDD, turn on PC, plug in HDD... It was still bleep weird tho, the flickering heart and degrading graphics?? Anyway, keep far away from the games from the latest GM48. bleep was traumatizing
Edited by tonyHELPMEPLEASE, 18 May 2017 - 01:55 PM.